Latin and Polar Product Executive – 12 months FTC (Part-time)

Office: London

Reporting to the Product Manager, the Product Executive will develop and maintain destinations of ownership in line with LTG destination development strategy and support the Product Manager and wider Product team in the overall maintenance of product content, identifying new product opportunities and keeping LTG up-to-date with current market trends. Working successfully with both sales and marketing, the candidate will ensure up-to-date and accurate product information is accessible for the business to maximise sales and enhance the overall client experience. This is an autonomous role requiring strong commercial awareness, high attention to detail, flexibility and a creative flair.

12 months maternity cover. Working 3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday and one other.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership and destination specialism of certain geographical regions across multiple brands and source markets
  • Input into LTG product strategy and driving projects to deadline
  • Commercial negotiations and ground-handler tenders
  • Delivering destination product overhauls to deadline
  • Drive new campaign ideas and website development
  • Planning fam trips and ensuring that each trip delivers maximum benefit to the business
  • Managing relationships, leading key supplier meetings and representing LTG at tradeshows
  • Supporting the sales teams daily
  • Proactively identify sales team training requirements; building a bank of tools and resources
  • Maintaining accuracy and relevance of content within the product database
  • Effective communication with product, sales, and marketing team and the wider business
  • Creatively writing new and existing product copy

 

Duties:

The duties that derive from these responsibilities include but are not exclusive to:

 

  • Ownership of destination development projects and in line with the LTG product strategy and conducting in depth destination overhauls to plan
  • Monitoring market trends and spotting business opportunities
  • Undertake commercial rate analysis at destination and property level
  • Tender Ground Handlers and DMC’s where appropriate
  • Identify, research and lead on new product development areas, conduct competitor analysis and create project plans
  • Ensure all tactical, yearly contracted offers and rates are loaded and communicated to sales team
  • Analysing and reporting on any changes to contracts / rate sheets
  • Attending out of office hours supplier events
  • Identify marketing opportunities, ideas and partnerships to feed into the marketing calendar
  • Managing pre and post fam work of Travel Consultants and planning fam trip itineraries
  • Problem solving and proactive suggestions to make improvements to existing systems / processes. Seeking creative solutions and exploring new and innovative ways of offering holidays
  • Regularly sit with the UK based sales teams and have weekly skypes meeting with overseas teams
  • Identify training needs, train and support new and existing members of the Product team
  • Lead supplier meetings and attend events and tradeshows as required
  • Assist the Product Manager with strategic and commercial projects
  • Driving company-wide projects to improve functionality of systems and processes
  • Ensure that product content is correctly loaded, up to date and well-organised
  • Adding new itineraries, accommodation, experiences and transfers to database on an ad-hoc basis to support sales team
  • Research and load generic product data, including geographic and seasonal descriptions
  • Copywriting and driving ideas for original and engaging content, on and offline

Benefits

We offer very competitive salaries and a great benefits package including the following.

  • 23 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • ‘Cycle to work’ scheme
  • Subsidised private healthcare
  • Company loyalty scheme
  • Travel insurance
  • Staff Travel Fund
  • Daily fresh fruit and breakfast

To apply, please send in your CV, cover letter and travel history.